- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 13, 2016

ATLANTA (AP) - Prosecutors say man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole in the 2012 murder of a co-worker in Fairburn.

Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard says 57-year-old Jerome Foster was convicted Wednesday in the slaying of Kenneth Scott Jr. Howard says Scott’s body was found with a belt tied around his neck like a noose less than five miles from his place of employment.

Foster was charged with murder, felony murder, aggravated assault with intent to rob and robbery by force.

Foster says he and another man, Andrew Bell, planned to rob Scott, who had just received his monthly check. Foster said he participated in the robbery of nearly $1,000, but told detectives that Bell was responsible for the murder.

Bell is scheduled to be tried this year.

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